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Karen Sullivan

Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Solutions Team, Institutional Group
areas of expertise
Strategy and development of institutional solutions and offerings
Communication and coordination with external providers

Karen Sullivan leads the Solutions team for SEI’s Institutional business and is responsible for strategic growth initiatives, overseeing the maintenance and development of the company’s global retirement, nonprofit, and healthcare solutions. 

Her team combines data from SEI’s roster of approximately 450 institutional clients with global investment research to create solutions that integrate long-term investment strategies with organizational financial goals. Additionally, Karen is responsible for the coordination of services with SEI’s external vendors and providers.

In her preceding roles, Karen served as Defined Contribution Strategy Director, Global Content Development Director/RFP Manager, Solutions Director for North American Trustee Directed Market, Financial Management Analysis Manager for the Global Institutional Advice team, Project Manager on the Advice team, and Investment Analyst. Prior to joining the Institutional business in 2000, Karen was an Asset Management Account Director for the SEI Trust Advisory Services Group where she actively serviced the needs of SEI’s asset management bank clients. She previously worked at Arthur Andersen.

Karen earned her bachelor’s degree from Drexel University and her Master of Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University. She is a licensed registered representative for various FINRA Series designations.


Information provided by SEI Investments Management Corporation (SIMC), a registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of SEI Investments Company.